THERAPIST IN BIRMINGHAM, MONTGOMERY & AUBURN // MS, ALC
Sarah Goff McCrory is a part of Pathways' Attachment Team, specifically focusing on children dealing with trauma. However, she also sees a wide variety of clientele depending on availability.
Her counseling career began when she sensed God calling her to help hurting children. She began volunteering with Prison Fellowship Ministries as a freshman in college after a very dear family friend was senselessly murdered. This ignited a passion in her to share hope with hurting people, knowing that the power of salvation through Jesus can change the hearts of men and women.
Through practicum and internships, as well as full-time employment, she had several jobs working with boys in residential treatment facilities. After receiving her master’s degree, Sarah and her family felt a surprising and unexpected call to overseas missions. They served with the International Mission Board (IMB) in South Asia for 5 years. After the Lord (again surprisingly and unexpectedly) called them back to the Montgomery area, Sarah began working as the Stateside Ministry Director for Children’s Hope, an orphan care ministry affiliated with First Baptist Church of Montgomery.
It was through Children’s Hope’s partnership with Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes that Sarah felt the Lord leading her back to counseling and ministry to children in hard places. Although the road has had many detours, Sarah is so thankful the Lord has allowed her to come back to her original calling as she now has been given the opportunity to serve children and families with Pathways Professional Counseling.
She is an Associate Licensed Counselor. Sarah is also trained in Theraplay Level 1 and the Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) model to work with children who have attachment challenges. Sarah also recently was trained in Eye Movement Reprocessing and Desensitization (EMDR), helping individuals process trauma.
She earned her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Mobile in 2001 and earned her M.S. in Counseling from Troy University in 2006.
Sarah lives in Montgomery with her husband, Jared, and their two daughters.
She has been with Pathways since February of 2018.